MFAH Virtual Films: Native Son
October 28, 2020 @ 8:00 am – December 31, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Richard Wright’s widely praised 1940 novel exposed the injustices of Black urban life. Bigger Thomas,
in prison for murder and sentenced to death, reflects back on the circumstances that led to his incarceration. This new restoration of the 1951 screen adaptation, in the ﬁlm-noir genre, stars author Richard Wright as Bigger Thomas, and is being released in its original length for the ﬁrst time. This new restoration of the 1951 ﬁlm version is preceded by a special ﬁlmed introduction by ﬁlm historians Eddie Muller (Film Noir Foundation) and Jacqueline Najuma Stewart, courtesy of Turner Classic Movies.